Mad Endeavor Books

I am happy to introduce the website for Mad Endeavor Books. This venture will independently publish my work in eBook, Print-On-Demand (POD), and other formats.

Many, many thanks to Rose Lowry of Beechleaf Design for the fabulous work on the logo. She took my scattered ideas and made them real in a perfect and rockin' way.

The first title for Mad Endeavor Books will be released, ahem, really really soon. Finishing touches are required on formatting the text, setting up accounts, and bribing friends and relatives to say nice things about it. News will be released here, on the Mad Endeavor Books website (, Facebook, and anywhere else I can shamelessly plug my products.

As for why I am going the route of independent publishing, one reason is the changing landscape of the publishing business. The other reason is simple. You have to be a little crazy to be a writer. It is truly a mad endeavor.

Updates, Teasers, and other Miscellany

Happy New Year!

Yes, I am over a month late if I were going by the calendar. I am over a week late even by the Chinese calendar. So I will fall back on an idea from David Seah for shifting new year resolutions to Groundhog Day.

Okay, I'm a day late on that as well. So it goes.

A much belated update for the 2011 National Novel Writing Month: I didn't win, failing to reach 50,000 words in the month of November. I did complete about 25,000 which is respectable and a good start for that new book.

A much belated teaser: I had hoped to make an announcement about a secret project, the likes of which has never before been seen ... on this website. Because of many life issues, the announcement got postponed to November. And then December. And then January. And now ...

Now it is looking pretty good to be announced ... later this month. At the very least, the secret project will commence much sooner than later.

As once was said when such things as a tuner were actually used, stay tuned.

NaNoWriMo 2011

If it is November it must be time to write a book. National Novel Writing Month has commenced and I have dived into the crazy pool of writing.

This attempt will be a challenge for many reasons. Unlike previous efforts, I have no plot or plan. Where before there might have been a map of an outline and character sketches and research, now there is nothing but imagination and a fierce desire to write.

I have also sundered easy connection to the internet. This will limit distractions and provide some focus for the work ahead. It may also limit connecting with fellow mad writers. I shall do my best to support you all in our common goal. 50,000 words in 30 days.

So, enough blogging. Onward and upward!

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